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Scholarship search | Te Rau Puawai

Te Rau Puawai

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August 16 2021 to October 8 2021
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Scholarship search | Te Rau Puawai

Te Rau Puawai

Te Rau Puawai is one of the most successful academic support programmes in the country. Over the last 20 years it has helped more than 400 health workers into the Māori mental health workforce.

The programme is a partnership between Health Workforce NZ and Massey University. It gives bursaries and learning support to students who want to begin or complete a Massey University qualification in the areas of:

  • psychology
  • nursing
  • rehabilitation
  • social work
  • social policy
  • Māori health
  • Māori studies
  • health science.

Te Rau Puawai provides a scholarship and learning supporting including:

  • contributions to cover your fees and travel costs (paid directly to the university)
  • an academic mentor
  • an academic support tutor
  • individual learning and personal support
  • help with course planning
  • an essay writing and study skills workshop
  • access to Māori community and student networks
  • visits from our team to your home or workplace
  • access to Te Rau Puawai whānau – a network of students from Kaitaia to Invercargill, at all levels in Māori mental health-related areas
  • access to a computer, printer and the internet at the Manawatū (Palmerston North) campus.